Monday, November 18, 2013

Hot off the presses! I'm (sort of) in a new book!

I am one of the many contributors to the new book Lebowski 101, edited by Oliver Benjamin.

Here's what you need to know: Oliver Benjamin, a Los Angeles-born journalist now based in Thailand, is the founder of Dudeism, an uber-casual, non-jugmental philosophy based on the laid-back teachings of Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a fictional pot-smoking ex-hippie played by Jeff Bridges in the Coen Brothers' 1998 movie The Big Lebowski. Dudeism has its own website and an official publication called The Dudespaper. Some months ago, Oliver asked if I would contribute an essay to a Dudeism book, and I happily agreed. The resulting volume, Lebowski 101: Limber-Minded Investigation Into the Greatest Story Ever Blathered, is now available on Amazon, and it includes a piece I wrote called "A Pox on Both Your Houses, Man: The Two Very Flawed Families of The Big Lebowski." If that sounds like something which would interest you, by all means check it out.

Here's a link to the book's Amazon page.


  1. By pure coincidence, I, too, have contributed to a pop-culture reference book that will be coming out in the near future. It's called Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks, and while it isn't on Amazon just yet (the book is going to the presses as I type this), here's a link to an article about it at Dread Central that calls it a "must-own book." (In case you're wondering, the overlooked gem that I chose to write about is Universal's Werewolf of London, which has long been overshadowed by its shaggier descendant, The Wolf Man.)

    1. Awesome. Treat yourself to a Pina Colada at Trader Vic's.

    2. To be frank, I'd rather have a big dish of beef chow mein.